drjay44 (2612) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at a local. Listed as 7% ABV, and called an English IPA. Pours a thin off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is light malts, toffee/caramel, grapefruit peel, resin....taste is moderate toffee/caramel, mild raisin, hints of plum, finishing with a moderate to strong resin, pine bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slight astringency, minimal stickiness, carbonation adds a hint of acid tingle. This is most definitely not an English IPA. It is far too hopped, and the malt backbone is too restrained. However as an IPA (not style specific) it is perfectly nice, well balanced, and appropriately complex. For an English IPA, it needs less hops and more crystal/caramel malt. BJCP, to style on the board, 7/3/12/4/7
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of weed, grass, grapefruit, earth, and caramel. Flavor of grass, dank, herbs, pine, and caramel with a mildly bitter finish.
puboflyons (2120) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 26 fl oz bottle. Nice looking medium copper amber pour with a lingering off-white head. Moderate aroma of earthy hops and caramel malts. The body is a bit better than medium. Quick upfront sweetness followed by a bolder hop finish. Vague grapefruit. A decent IPA.
ajnepple (2115) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 On tap at the brewery. Light amber and clear with a light tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, bitter hops and sweet malts. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet, nicely balanced. Medium body with a lingering finish. Update: On tap at.Falling Rock, pretty tasty for an English IPA. No butterscotch in this one
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask/ Man IPA) Dull amber-orange, slight haze; yellowish, quite reasonable head. Flowery nose, hoppy, bread dough. Spice-flavoured bread, notes of ginger, plenty of (British) hops, orangezest, nearly tart. Medium bodied, long peppery aftertaste. A relief from the other super-dull B&B beers tasted.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on cask. Clear amber color, thin white head. Big, assertive hop flavor, intense grapefruit and dandelion. Finishes with some alcohol burn but that may be the hops. Not much malt character, just caramelly sweetness. Oddly soapy aroma. A good IPA, just a little one-dimensional.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 16th Colorado Brewfest. Pours mahagoney with a small tan head. Grapefruit and fruit hoppy aromas. Grapefruit hoppy and caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy palate.
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock Taphouse, 4/15/06: Orange-red with a sticky sided head. Almost spicey and heavy-handed. If an orange was sour, it would taste like this. Wonderful brew with little aroma.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006: Clear light amber color with an off-white head. Big diacetyl aroma almost completely hides the hops. Sweet and hoppy flavor had a good balance. Mild bitterness on the finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, with earthy citrus hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, and a bitter earthy citrus hop finish.